Based on renowned chef Anthony Bourdain’s best-selling autobiography and from executive producers Darren Star (“Sex and the City”) and Dave Hemingson (“Just Shoot Me!”, AMERICAN DAD), KITCHEN CONFIDENTIAL exposes the secrets of the restaurant business through the delectable story of a talented chef who’s determined to climb back to the top of the food game.
Chef JACK BOURDAIN (Bradley Cooper) found enormous success at a young age. Unfortunately, Jack’s culinary genius also led to a lifestyle of boozing, womanizing and drugs – excesses that eventually landed him in the gutter. After hitting rock bottom and deciding to sober up, the only job he could get was slopping soggy pasta for the masses at a tacky opera-themed restaurant.
Out of the blue, Jack was offered an opportunity to get back in the game as head chef at a top New York restaurant. Jack hastily assembled a renegade crew of colleagues from his past, including chefs STEVEN (Owain Yeoman) and SETH (Nicholas Brendon), and a rookie pastry chef named JIM (John Francis Daley). Also along for the ride are TANYA (Jaime King) the hostess and MIMI (Bonnie Somerville), the restaurant owner’s gorgeous daughter, who can’t wait for Jack to fail.